SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas - John Praiss, 76, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, passed away on Aug. 26, 2012, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Escanaba on April 10, 1936, to Sterling and Jeanette (Kittner) Praiss.
John grew up here and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1954. He was very active in the school band, and also was a part-time employee of the A&P Store. After graduation John joined the Air Force, serving for eight years.
Over the years John lived in many locations, including Mississippi, California, Washington State and Texas, but never lost his love for his home town.
John was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Jennifer.
He is survived by his daughters, Tara of Gulfport, Miss., and Donna of Ocean Springs, Miss.; his sons, Scott of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and Glenn of Hemet, Calif. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Sabrina, Summer, and Tyler; and his sister, Julie Newburg of Escanaba; and his nephew, John of Madison, Wis.